22 October 2013

World Talent Campus gathers biotech elite


Two PhD students from the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Science are among a select international assembly of 18 other budding biotech talents at the World Talent Campus event being held from October 21-26. The aim is to strengthen international networks among students, universities and biotech firms.

World Talent Campus is arranged by BIOPRO – a research centre whose mission is to promote growth and create jobs in Denmark by enhancing competitiveness within Danish biotech production. The centre includes partners from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), DONG Energy, CP Kelco, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and the CAT Science Park.

The 20 hand-plucked World Talent Campus participants are all PhD students and come from 14 of the world’s top universities – among these 20, the two UCPH students. During the week, participants will be engaged in instruction provided by UCPH and DTU researchers, while also being challenged to address specific problems currently confronted by BIOPRO.

World Talent Campus is being held at ‘Science Talenter’, located at the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller knowledge centre in Søro, Denmark.

- We are in the process of creating a biotech cluster to strengthen Danish biotech production, and the establishment of a network is a key element, says Managing Director Jesper Bryde-Jacobsen, BIOPRO.

The World Talent Campus is sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and BIOPRO partners.

BIOPRO is managed by CAT Science Park, and Region Zealand is the biggest sponsor. 


Department Head Bjarke Bak Christensen, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Science, bbc@food.ku.dk - tel.- (+45) 35 33 32 12

Managing Director Jesper Bryde-Jacobsen, BIOPRO, tel.: (+45) 30 75 24 39, jbjc@biopro.nu, www.biopro.nu